The cone has been silent, but we’ve just been busy in post-production land! ‘Encounters’ reached a milestone recently after finalising the fine cut of the film. The film will shortly be proceeding to the sound design and score phases of post-production.

We recently screened the fine cut of the film to a number of film industry professionals who gave some helpful feedback. From what we could tell they were really impressed with what we’ve achieved since we first set out on this journey in August 2014.

One of the biggest breakthroughs in post-production that transformed the film was the decision to intercut the film segments as a way of creating a thematic and emotional arc for the film. Our lead editor Scott Milligan’s idea to do this was to avoid the standard approach to an anthology feature film showing each segment one after the other and make it feel more like a feature film experience than a short film festival programme.

A trailer for Encounters should arrive before the end of the year, but in the interim here is a look at the beautiful monster we’ve all created together in the AVID: